Nelson’s Journey held an activity day for a group of children aged 2-6 years at Tots Town in October. Each child attended the day to remember a special person in their lives that has died. The children took part in a range of activities to help them remember and to support them as they grow. They also had an amazing time playing in Tots Town, with an abundance of hairstyling, building, cake making and shoe buying going on!
The more serious side to the event was one of our support workers talking with a group of parents and carers about building memories for the children, supporting them as they grow up and highlighting the different stages of their bereavement as they get older. It was also a chance for parents and carers to meet others in a similar situation to themselves, and share their stories.
This day was supported by a small group of volunteers and we are very grateful to Tots Town for their fantastic support and preferential rates for the day. We would also like to thank Krusty Loaf and M&S Sweet Briar for providing food for the families during the day, free-of-charge.
Thank you to all who made it such a positive and empowering day for a group of children who have already been through so much in their young lives.